Star stylist's must-haves for women

"It's a Brad, Brad World" out there, ladies, and you too can be groovin' with the energetic star of Bravo's newest fashion reality show. Here are the spring-summer must-haves from Brad Goreski, who is also the author, with Mickey Rapkin, of the upcoming book, "Born to Be Brad: My Life and Style, So Far" (It Books, $24.99). Plus, tips on how to pull it off in Brad fashion from the Brad himself.

Tortoise sunglasses:


Look for exaggerated shapes, smokier lens; take time to try the glasses on, there's no foolproof shape for everyone. "This season, the color is a little pop-ier, the yellow is more yellow, the brown more of a chocolate brown." Alain Mikli, or

Karen Walker

Super Duper Strength in tortoise at


Pencil skirts:


"An extremely versatile item. Wear it with a gray blouse and blazer for a Dolce & Gabbana Italian lady feel or take it downtown and wear with boots and a cool leather jacket." Black is always a starting point but explore options: bright colors, lace, even stretch skirts filmed with a layer of chiffon.

Elizabeth and James "Ryan" mesh skirt at

, or

Alexander McQueen

's crepe pencil skirt at


Denim shirt:

"I'm Canadian,'' Goreski explains. "Denim on denim is the Canadian tuxedo. It's in my blood, I wear it proudly." OK. Should you? "It can be a really, really, sexy look," he says. Button it low to show off a lace bra or give it a 1970s

Farrah Fawcett

feel with a great pair of heels. "You don't want to look like you're going to a hoedown," he warns.

Levi's or

Ralph Lauren

's denim shirts.

Tassel loafer:

"There's two ways with it. Schoolgirl or more of a Parisian vibe. To me, it's the new ballet flat." Goreski likes it with denim shorts and tucked-in shirts, or try a leather jacket, tee and trousers.

Steve Madden Miranda Wingtip loafer at

for stores, or Asos "Asos Major" crepe and leather tassel loafer, at



"Lots of women want to find a way to edge up their look and make it more rock and roll." Jewelry, like a bold cuff, is an easy way get that vibe.

Kenneth Jay Lane studded 22-karat, gold-plated cuff at


Animal prints:

"A fun way to add sex to your wardrobe." Look for animal prints on jeans, bathing suits, lingerie.

Repetto's BB animal-print leather ballet flats at



The "candy-coated feeling" of pastels in this season's more feminine clothes is, for Goreski, a "logical progression" from the vibrant, bold colors of past seasons.

Miu Miu

bow embellished bandeau swimsuit at



"I gravitate toward floral and graphic prints," Goreski says. Explore the range.

Jason Wu



print dresses — he's "taken the uptown lady and made her more downtown" — are "a perfect way" to begin integrating prints into your wardrobe.

Jbrand midrise cropped in sugar cane mini floral at